Fentanyl Test Strips Legalized in Massachusetts to Combat Opioid Crisis

Boston, Massachusetts – The Massachusetts state Senate recently voted unanimously to legalize fentanyl test strips across the commonwealth. These test strips were previously considered illegal drug paraphernalia, as they are used to detect the presence of the highly potent synthetic opioid, fentanyl, in drug samples. The prevalence of fentanyl in street drugs has contributed significantly … Read more

Drug Overdose Deaths in West Virginia: A Look at the Opioid Crisis

Charleston, West Virginia – The 2021 statistics on drug overdose deaths in West Virginia are still preliminary, cautioning against viewing them as final numbers due to potential delays in reporting. These figures, analyzed by the Health Statistics Center in September 2022, reveal important trends in drug-related fatalities across the state. Drug overdose deaths in West … Read more

Suboxone Life Changer: Public Health Campaign Fights Opioid Addiction

Jamestown, New York – In Chautauqua County, a federal study on addiction is underway, with a focus on a medication-assisted treatment program for opioid use disorder. This approach has been life-changing for individuals like Jessica Crooks, who has been using Suboxone to manage her heroin addiction for the past five years. Crooks shared that Suboxone … Read more